Here is a start to finish picture I did. I see all these awesome mouse art from Hardshellart and got me in the mood for my own rodent.
Here you can see I started just like doing a person. You change the shape of the feet (most animals walk on there toes), and I dropped the head into the ventral aspect of the thorax. I did keep with a four heads tall body (groin to head top) just out of place if that makes sense. But just get the basic shapes down.
Next part of ParasiteHuman
Sorry it took so long lots of stuff going on in my life. Thanks for reading.
June 2, 2014
Tagged art, awesome, Comic, draw, drawing, drawings, ink, manga, new post, pencil
Would you be your own friend…
This thought came to me a few years ago. It’s not like I think I’m a bad person or something. It is more like, do you ever lie to yourself? I find that I do all the time. Small stuff like diet, working out, even just I’m going to clean the house today. For some it may be more than that and at times in my life it was. I’m quitting smoking, I will not get angry about whatever, drugs, going back to him/her, whatever!
ParasiteHuman Book 1 part 1. Written and Illustrated by David Hermanek (131ART).
So I’ve been thinking a lot about past stuff and just what little faith I have had in myself. I went to veterinary tech school because I didn’t think I could make it as an EMT, so now I work in a vet clinic. It did workout I do like my job but am frustrated with the limited earning potential. I past on any kind of art programs because my lack of any computer knowledge for art programs and just not feeling good enough to do it. I don’t know it just gets me down and I dwell on it. but…. these last few months with drawing I’m up and down but still more up. I get frustrated that I feel like I could never make a job out of it but I look through my sketch book from the start of the year and the progress I’ve made is awesome. I also feel where I lack in skill I always have storys on my mind and comic/graphic novels is where my focus is.
When I start a pic and fiish it I feel good about it. I am really happy with this one.
this one is a free hand (no ruler) prospective drawing. Kim Jung Gi does a lot of these where he just draws where he is even putting himself in the drawing, drawing. My next sketch book I buy I want to fill with all this kind of thing. PS this one I did at work on my break over a few weeks, 30min lunch. Also Kim Jung Gi is my hero I really like that he just does a final picture and often will not sketch out the picture first so he just gos strait to ink. I will as good as him someday. lol
This last one just whatever, this seem to be the kind of thing I go to most of the time, monsters and demons. I don’t know why but I’ve been drawing this sort of thing since I was in my teens.
These were all taken from my phone sorry I’ll try to scan some in for better quality next time.
So to quote Ash. “I want to be the very best. That no one ever was.”
Thanks and keep drawing it doesn’t matter that there people who may be better (or you think they’re better) but you never will know what you can do if you don’t try.
Thanks and I hope this helps someone out there…
So I’ve been sick. It sucks, haven’t had much time to draw anything. But I have been watching some TV. A oldie Fist of the North Star and I started Attack on Titan. I really like that show it’s cool, great animation, action, and story. My kiddo has been watching Pokémon and that’s cool I watched it back in the day. But the point is I forgot how much I love anime and started trying out some manga style. I would also like to point out something that Sycra said (“Sycra” does a lot of cool stuff on youtube, he does great human proportion videos) that drawing something good that you like is great but… do it like 60 more times you need to practice a lot if you want to be good. So I sat down when sick today and drew about 20 faces in one sitting. Most of these are not them. but I keep coming back to that. that’s great Dave look good lets draw it again.
I changed her pack into a backpack! But this was really my first go at the whole manga style. I did watch a bad youtube on their proportions but hey I hey they seem to use the eight heads tall and the face seems standard. maybe a little off.
More from the show Attack on Titan. Just watching it and pausing drawing but you can’t just copy things. As I draw and sketch out this stuff I talk to my self and explain why things look the way they do and I do use the eight heads just knowing it’s a half head from the chin to the clavicle helps line up so much in a picture. Anyway after a few looking at something I drew Harry Potter just off the top of my head.
So Thanks again. and yeah this Harry is not eight heads tall but he’s young and it’s one of the few things my wife likes that I do.
So I said I would have something cool and this could be it (if my reader thinks it’s cool). I started this picture a week ago or so I really Like it. I took my time on it and finished it. That may sound dumb but I do a lot of practice sketching of proportion so, I’ll draw like ten people real quick and not finish it. So fist I will say I wish I would have started by taking pictures of the real sketchy eight heads tall guy I started with but I didn’t think to take pics until later…
So here I have sketched out everything I use a hard pencil and before I started I really thought about what was all going to be in this picture before I started. It changed a lot from what was in my brain eye.
Starting to add some color, hindsight, I would have not started with the tentacles because some of my colors ran from gray to purple.
Kind of the same I started outlining the dude here just to let everything dry for a minute.
Bam! now we have the color in and just take your time it does at time seem meticulous. I read something for a guy who does comics for marvel. He said some days he go’s to work and just grinds out one picture just drawing bricks on a building for a whole day so it’s not always fun. and that helped me a lot.
All inked up I use a Sharpie pen and I love them and prisma color markers, I like there brush tip. Now one last step, scanning it in.
All done! Just a little touchup on the old computer (free program came with the scanner).
So I hope you like it, hope it helps someone out there and yeah… Thanks.